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Bottled Water Isn't Healthier Than Tap!

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Bottled Water Isn't Healthier Than Tap, Report Reveals: Makes sense... drink clean water, destroy the planet. There's no winning.

Even when bottled water is safer to drink, campaigners say that the packaging is threatening environmental health.

Worldwide some 2.7 million tons (2.4 million metric tons) of plastic are used to bottle water each year, according to EPI.

The plastic most commonly used is polyethylene terepthalate (PET), which is derived from crude oil.

"Making bottles to meet Americans' demand for bottled water requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for a year," EPI's Arnold said.

About 86 percent of plastic water bottles in the U.S. become garbage or litter, according to the Container Recycling Institute in Washington, D.C.

Plastic debris in the environment can take between 400 and 1,000 years to degrade.

Thanks for Lowry for the link.


I think some people are turned off by the smell or taste of their tap water. Running it through a filter should take care of this issue without contributing to the already massive landfill problem we have in the world.

If you want cheap filtered water buy a filter jug.

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